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Engadget says:

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The Droid series seems to be fading. By no means are we suggesting this will be the last of its kind -- only Verizon and Motorola can truly answer that question -- but instead of seeing the same elegance, poise, or confidence exuded by the series' firstborn, we see yet another blocky phone. quote


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Critic reviews

7.3
6 reviews
  • Reception and call quality
    6.1
  • Display
    6.6
  • Battery life
    7.6
  • Camera
    7.1
  • Ease of use
    8.4
  • Design and form factor
    8.0
  • Portability (size / weight)
    7.6
  • Media support
    8.0
  • Durability
    10
  • Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.)
    7.8

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User reviews

8.0
11 reviews
8.0
Engadget Jul 21, 2011

The Droid series seems to be fading. By no means are we suggesting this will be the last of its kind -- only Verizon and Motorola can truly answer that question -- but instead of seeing the same elegance, poise, or confidence exuded by the series' firstborn, we see yet another blocky phone.

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8.0
PC World Jul 15, 2011

The Motorola Droid 3 is a disappointment. On paper, Motorola seems to have done everything right: The company put in a fast processor, a high-resolution display, and a great keyboard, and it even loaded the phone with Gingerbread. But when it came time to deliver, it really dropped the ball.

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7.0
CNET Jul 19, 2011

For Verizon customers who crave physical keyboards, the Motorola Droid 3 offers an excellent one, but the rest of the Android smartphone's improvements fail to impress.

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6.0
Laptop Magazine Jul 25, 2011

A large, hi-res screen and comfortable 5-row keyboard make the Droid 3 a solid choice, but last-gen 3G speeds hold this Android slider back.

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8.0
Android Central Jul 26, 2011

The amazing thing is this: current owners of the original Motorola Droid are closing in on their two-year contract anniversary. And if they've fallen in love with the form factor, re-upping with the Droid 3 might be a tough thing to avoid, so long as LTE's not a factor.

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7.0
BGR Jul 27, 2011

Motorola pretty much missed the boat with the DROID 3. While it adds necessary features like a dual-core CPU, global roaming, and a qHD display, the sum of these parts surely doesn’t equal an enjoyable product in every day usage, even if they do on paper.

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8.0
Jconner05 Jconner05

Great successor to the Droid line. Much improved keyboard, along with a much improved "Blur" leads to an awesome phone.

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9.0
Wiregrass Wiregrass

I'm not much of a reviewer, but I've had a lot of nice androids consecutively. OG, Driod X, HTC TB, Droid 3. I missed the keyboard of the OG and enjoyed the larger screen of the Droid X. Don't miss the HTC Sense. The high res smaller screen will take some getting used to. VS the Droid...

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9.0
padwhite padwhite

The new version of "blur" is much better than the previous versions, but it is still a little laggy. I installed Go Launcher, and it is blazing fast now. The social widget that they included works with Go as well. The keyboard is fantastic.

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6.0
asharachal asharachal

The biggest issue with this phone is the horrid version of MotoBlur that it is running plus the bloatware that Verizon shoved on the phone and won't let you uninstall. The phone is constantly running out of memory and it takes over 30 seconds to decide that you did indeed push the call button.

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8.0
Infotainers Infotainers

One of my annoyances with the D3 (and probably more likely to do with Android) is the internal SD card vs. installed external card. Vignette asked me if I want to store my photos on the card so I said yes. I have a 32 GB microSD card in there and it decides to put it on the built in 11 GB or...

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10
patfactorx patfactorx

The only thing I don't like this thing is the bloat it comes with. I'm still waiting for root so that I can get this phone faster. I love the screen, keyboard and battery life. Those are HUGE improvements over previous Droids.

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